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AmBe Spectrum Generation

  1. Jun 24, 2011 #1

    does anyone know of a code that will generate the expected neutron spectrum for an AmBe neutron source along with the expected reaction efficiency?
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  3. Jun 25, 2011 #2


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    Here is a paper that references a calculation, but the referenced citation is not so clear. Perhaps they refer to using a calibrated curve.

    http://nvl.nist.gov/pub/nistpubs/jres/111/6/V111.N06.A02.pdf (cites Ref. 12)

    Ref 12: www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/TRS403_scr.pdf

    What does one mean by radiation efficiency?
  4. Jun 26, 2011 #3
    For every currie of Am I have, how many neutrons will be produced? how many gammas will be produced?
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